Consultant Profile

Mr Tim Blackburn

Mr Tim Blackburn FRCS(OMFS)Ed FRCS(Clin Surg in Gen)Ed MBBS(Lon)
Practicing at:
Spire Cheshire Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Face
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Head and neck surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Maxillo-facial
    • Non surgical cosmetic treatment
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

Cosmetic & reconstructive facial plastic surgery, facial laser treatments; facial reanimation for palsy or paralysis; facial lipodystrophy treatments (filler/ implants/ fat transfer),

Research interests:

Head & neck microvascular reconstructive surgery; 3d volumetric facial imaging in facial surgery; outcome measures in facial surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Maxillo- Facial and Facial Plastic Surgeon, University Department of Maxillo- Facial & Facial Plastic Surgery, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  

Honorary Consultant, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Manchester


Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of 5 different Central Manchester multidisciplinary teams in: Head & Neck cancer, specialist skin cancer, skull base surgery, facial reanimation and orbital surgery


Royal College of Surgeons of England,

Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

European Association of Cranio- Maxillo- Facial Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Secretary-general of IAOFR (facial rehabilitation)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01925 215 029
Private secretary telephone number:
0161 393 3933
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

For cosmetic facial or reconstructive facial plastic surgery, you can choose to consult a specialist in facial surgery. Tim offers facelift, mini facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, genioplasty, otoplasty, liposculpture, laser rejuvenation and non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments.

Tim Blackburn, aged 45, was appointed Consultant in Maxillo-Facial and Facial Plastic Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2008 and Clinical Lead for the department in 2013. He is ‘board certified’ as a facial surgeon in England, UK (a Registered Specialist in Maxillo- Facial Surgery with the UK General Medical Council -number 4536776) and has performed over 4000 procedures which include the whole range of facial plastic surgery. He holds both the FRCS(OMFS)Ed and FRCS(Clinical Surgery in General)Ed qualifications. 


Surgical Training


Basic (Accident & Emergency; General & Orthopaedic Surgery; Neurosurgery) – King’s College, London;


Higher Surgical Training (Maxillo- Facial, Craniofacial, Cleft Lip & Palate, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery) - Regional Maxillo- Facial Unit, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Regional Head & Neck Cancer Centre Liverpool.


Interface head & neck surgery fellowship, Manchester (Maxillo- Facial, ENT, Plastic Aesthetic Reconstructive Surgery).


Visiting fellowships: Canada; Germany; Italy; London; Glasgow.


Personal profile:

Tim enjoys family life with his wife and 4 children. He plays classical piano and spanish guitar and is now learning jazz piano and woodwork. He plays golf, skis and follows football.

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Mr Tim Blackburn

Mr Tim Blackburn

Spire Cheshire Video

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Mr Tim Blackburn performs the mini face lift at Spire Cheshire Hospital

Click here for more information on this procedure

Facelift and fat transfer - a patients story

Marilyn had always kept fit and healthy, regularly going to the gym, practicing yoga and walking her two dogs. However she began to feel unhappy with how her face was when she looked at herself in the mirror.

“I hated the wrinkles in my cheeks and I had jowls, so when at New Year, my husband asked me what I wanted to do this year, I answered: a facelift!”

Mr Tim Blackburn performed a facelift and fat transfer on Marilyn at Spire Cheshire Hospital

Click here to read Marilyn's story

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